Craig James Buckton fronted Mackay Magistrates Court on Tuesday from jail, pleading guilty to two counts of ice driving, and a string of other drug and driving charges.
Craig James Buckton fronted Mackay Magistrates Court on Tuesday from jail, pleading guilty to two counts of ice driving, and a string of other drug and driving charges. Facebook

Mackay biker, P-plater confesses to ice driving

A MACKAY motorcyclist has confessed to repeatedly riding with the drug ice in his system while on his P-plates, among a string of other drug and driving charges.

Craig James Buckton, 32, pleaded guilty to driving with methamphetamines in his saliva on June 8 and 29 this year in Mackay.

Buckton also pleaded guilty to 10 other offences while facing Mackay Magistrates Court from jail via videolink on Tuesday.

That includes possessing ice, possessing scales and a metal spoon for ice use, possessing a knife in public, possessing false licence plates, possessing defective plates, driving without a licence, registration or insurance and breaching probation between June 8 and August 16.

However, Buckton did not enter pleas to two charges - failing to stop a vehicle for police and stopping over the stop line at a red light.

Magistrate John Aberdeen said Buckton had been on probation from May 8 this year in relation to the possession of drugs, suspected tainted property,drug utensils or pipes, and for breaching bail.

Buckton's defence solicitor Aaron Sellentin, of Barron & Allen Lawyers, said he would be taking further instructions about the failing to stop and red light charges.

He sought a two week adjournment, until mid-October, which was granted by the magistrate.

Buckton remains in jail.


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